May Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA

May Event Guide

May is one of the best months to spend in Toronto: gardens really start to bloom, temperatures are comfortable and nature-lovers bust out of the house to go for a hike… or maybe just hang out on a patio. It’s also the start of the warm-weather tourism season, making it a busy and exciting time for visitors and venues alike. So, enjoy all the festivities with our May Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA!

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Mini Pop Kids Live
Don’t miss the best-selling original kids’ music group, performing live on their brand-new 2023 Concert Tour, and singing the year’s biggest hits and throwback favourites.

Summer Camp Guide for Toronto and the GTA
It’s not too early to think about summer, and therefore also summer camps! Provide your kids with fun activities and learning during their school break.

May Event Guide — Starting

Twisted Dog Theatre: “The Incredible Adventures of Baron Munchausen” (May 3-20)
This interactive play for kids uses live acting, animation and puppets, plus the little travellers can choose for themselves whether to sail north or south with the baron, which will even affect the outcome of the show.

Canada’s Wonderland Opening Day (May 5)
Canada’s Wonderland is reopening for the 2023 season with new thrill rides, including the brand-new family roller coaster Snoopy’s Racing Railway, plus exciting events and festivals throughout spring and summer.

Free Comic Book Day (May 6)
Rejoice, comic book nerds! Free Comic Book Day always offers new titles to try out, plus plenty of established favourites, from superheroes to anime.

YPT: “Cranked: The Remix” (May 8-18)
Young People’s Theatre (YPT) presents “Cranked: The ReMix”, a pulse-pounding experience that reveals the realities of drug addiction.

Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE (May 10-14)
Bloor-Yorkville presents Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE, a free floral trail dedicated to diverse traditions from cities around the world.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority: Spring Bird Festival (May 13)
At TRCA’s free Spring Bird Festival at Tommy Thompson Park, families can take part in kid-friendly bird-themed games and activities.

The WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years (Starting May 16)
WeeFestival returns with performances and events in various locations around Toronto, intended for children newborn to six years old.

Kids Fest TO Spring Edition (May 20-22)
Kids Fest TO Spring Edition arrives for the Victoria Day long weekend at the Markham Fairgrounds with inflatable rides and attractions.

PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite” (Starting May 26)
Based on the top-rated animated preschool series, PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite” is coming to Ontario with a paw-some interactive live stage show!

Word on the Street (May 27-28)
Word On The Street is back at Queen’s Park Crescent, showcasing a wide range of Canadian books, magazines and comics for readers of all ages.

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival (Starting May 29)
Sing along with Canada’s premier music festival featuring artists performing “a cappella”, which means to sing without instruments.

May Event Guide — Continuing

Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Jurassic World: The Exhibition is an immersive experience that brings the ground-breaking movie franchise to life with life-size dinosaurs.

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience
Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is an innovative celebration that takes you inside the films of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Stratford Festival
This renowned theatre festival, held in the quaint Southern Ontario town of Stratford, features a full schedule of Shakespearean classics, plus musicals and family favourites.

Cirque du Soleil’s “KOOZA”
Cirque du Soleil brings the proudly Canadian circus troupe back to Toronto this spring with “KOOZA”, viewed through the perspective of an endearing yet naïve clown simply named The Innocent.

May Event Guide — Ending 

Stars On Ice (Ending May 7)
Stars On Ice makes four stops in Ontario, featuring Canadian champions, to celebrate World Champion Kurt Browning’s last tour.

Hot Docs Festival (Ending May 7)
Hot Docs Festival returns for their 30th anniversary, both in cinemas throughout downtown Toronto and also streaming online across Canada.

Family Fun Toronto Guides

The Best Bike and Skateboard Parks in Toronto
Are your kids ready to move beyond the sidewalk? Check out these bike and skateboard parks in Toronto for all ages and abilities.

Spring Markets and Craft Fairs in Toronto and the GTA
Find arts & crafts, plus Earth Day and Mother’s Day themes with our guide to Spring Markets and Craft Fairs in Toronto & the GTA!

The Best Paths and Parkways for Hiking
Toronto and the GTA has a plethora of beautiful trails in case you need to sow your wild oats!

Bowling Guide for Toronto & the GTA (Updated for 2023)
Bowling is a time-honoured family fun activity, many incorporating glow & cosmic bowling nights, so roll for a strike with our Bowling Guide.

Winter Farmers Markets
Meanwhile, you can also enjoy fresh food from farmers markets while supporting local businesses in and around Toronto. Stay tuned for an updated Spring/Summer market list as they’re reopening outdoors soon!

Public Indoor Pools
Indoor pools in Toronto are a perfect way to have fun and get some exercise, any time of year! (And it’s also handy to help pretend you’re down south at a resort…)

But Wait… There’s More!

Want even more ideas for Family-Friendly Events in Toronto This Weekend? For a complete listing of all the best events around Toronto, click on our Calendar and stay tuned to all the best local family events through both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Plus, we’re now on TikTok!

If you are looking for tips on how to keep your kids occupied without attending in-person events, you can find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!

Did you know you can submit your family-friendly event to us? Fill out the form with your event details, as well as a photo, and we’ll do our best to get your event added to our events calendar.

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